Ten Keys For Training Your Koolie

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Koolie, Pets | Comments Off on Ten Keys For Training Your Koolie

All of us long for training the perfect Koolie, a pup that is a CGC or canine good citizen and is well behaved and dependable at all times. Well dreams do come true if the training is done with care and focus. Do not forget pups learn from day one and really need to be instructed what is correct, what is not, and effective interpersonal skills.
Pups are like small children, they demand continuous guidance and teaching. Training a pup need not be a nightmare, all you have to consider are a few simple principles:

10 Tips For Training Your Koolie

  1. Up until your pup is trained, you have to keep an eye on her at all times. When you aren’t able to then you must definitely crate him. Put together a schedule for the pup, that will serve to help her to settle easily. The calendar needs to include things such as hourly potty breaks, feeding times, rest times, walks, play time, education, and so on. A pup that has a hectic day has no time to be bored and get into mischief.
  2. Teach the pup to appreciate you. Koolies stay in packs and naturally comply with a leader. If you establish your dominance in no uncertain terms then instructing will become easy as the pup will comply with you at all times and not challenge your power.
  3. Use exclusively positive training tactics. Do not yell at, smack, or punish your Koolie. It’s not only cruel but can cause behavioral challenges. Using electric shocks, prong collars, sprays, et cetera might hurt the animal.
  4. Teach the pup “nothing in life is without cost.” This is a philosophy that is universally acknowledged as a practical training method. As you apply this, the pup will find out that to experience anything like love, a walk, or snack, he needs to act properly.
  5. Present the significance of “No,” from the first day. Do not encourage behaviors like leaping, yelping, tug-o-war, yapping, or running out of open gates and doors. Appreciate courtesy and dismiss or walk away when there is bad conduct. The pup will certainly learn that if he acts up he will lose his companion/playmate.
  6. To fix a habit you need to catch the Koolie in the act and surprise her by shaking a jar of rocks. As soon as you have done this make him correct his behavior and immediately give him a snack and approval. Koolies do not recall what happened previously so chastening him after an event is of no use.
  7. Always call/use his name favorably. Do not say “Bad TOM,” or “No Tom,” this will cause mental confusion and the Koolie will believe that if you call his name then it is for something bad. The puppy should connect his name with happy things like hugs, petting, strolls, treats, and such. If this occurs he will come happily if you call out his name.
  8. Create a training regimen that is short and sweet, about ten minutes 3 times a day. Long recurring lessons can be uninspiring and the Koolie will lose interest in the learning session. Make lessons fun and use trick training to show orders like sit, down, come etc.
  9. Connect with the Koolie and both of you will definitely like your sessions. The pup must hope for spending time with you and not keep away from you by breaking away or taking cover. Be sure to socialize the puppy as soon as possible. Socialization is one of the most important lessons. The Koolie must figure out how to be around various other animals, people, sounds, vehicles, and other activities. So, carefully introduce the pup when he is small to ordinary activities and noises. Take him to the market/ playground, present him to kids and other animals, and make him unfrightened of the vacuum and water hose.
  10. Get to know everything about cage training, leash walking, house breaking, and also food training. These are rudimentary lessons that every Koolie puppy needs to understand. Understand all the idiosyncrasies as well as distinctive features of the breed. This will give you valuable ideas on how to effectively instruct the puppy dog.

As a Koolie owner you have many choices. You could decide to train the Koolie by yourself or register at a qualified training school. Training a Koolie has many phases: preschool, obedience training, dog sports, showing and conformation, along with other components like therapy dogs, hearing dogs, and more. What degree you decide to teach is dependent on you along with the learning abilities of your Koolie. As you are aware, various dogs, like humans, possess varied talents. Choose wisely and both you and your Koolie pup will have fun times together.
Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Koolies.

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